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Surgeons introduce computer assisted, minimally invasive surgery for hip replacement

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 19 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:426
  1. Judy Siegel-Itzkovich
  1. Jerusalem

    A team of surgeons in Jerusalem have introduced the use of computer assisted, minimally invasive surgery for hip replacement—a technology that eliminates the need to cut muscles and tendons andresults in optimally accurate preparation and insertion, less pain, quicker recovery, and shorter hospitalisation. Until now, computer navigation has been used only partially for knee joints and dealing with trauma to other limbs, but not for total hip replacement.

    Orthopaedic surgeons at Hadassah University Medical Centre were invited by Zimmer and Medtronics, a US company that makes artificial hip and computer navigation equipment, to be the first …

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